Reports from Elijah Challenge Africa Coordinator Emmanuel Rhema

Testimony following The Elijah Challenge Basic Training conducted by Elijah Challenge Africa Coordinator Emmanuel Abdullahi Rhema June 15-18, 2011 in Ibadan, Nigeria



Evangelist Joseph Sanyaolu


“My name is Evangelist Joseph Sanyaolu.  I worship with Molete Baptist Church, Ibadan, Oyo State in Nigeria.  I have a ministry named ‘No More Tears Evangelical and Miracles Ministries.’

I was highly inspired when I received the handbill inviting me to the Healing and Miracle Seminar to be held in my church.  It was a happy moment for me to know more about healing and miracles in a perspective other than the way or the method I used in the past. 

Before the seminar I have been handling a victim of spiritual attack who had been attacked in his sleep with evil arrows. He was paralyzed with a mental disorder in addition. I was invited by the family members to come and pray for him.  I had prayed for more than three days before this seminar started, but all to no avail.  Instead of improvement it got worse every day.  The victim was later referred to University College Hospital in Ibadan for further treatment as the other clinics and I could not effect any change.  It was in this seminar, the first day of teaching that I got to understand better the way Jesus Christ cast out evil spirits. 

I was grieved in my spirit and I went to the house of the victim the second day of the seminar since no hospital was ready to receive him.  I cast out the devil troubling the man and it stretched him and left.  Afterwards the first thing the man said was that he wanted to eat pounded yam. This was immediately prepared for him.  The second day all the paralysis disappeared.  He talked rightly since then; I give glory to God for the healings.  The family invited my team to attend thanksgiving feasts and I also invited Pastor Tolu Bammeke of the Molete Baptist Church for attestation to assure him that his effort to hold this seminar was not in vain.

The ministration of the guest speaker, Evangelist Emmanuel Abdullahi, was so inspiring that the grey areas of evangelism were illuminated—especially on preaching the gospel, healing the sick and casting out demons.”

Dead baby boy raised to life 

“On 19 June, 2011 I was asked to minister in my church Molete Baptist Church during the Father’s Day programme.  Sixty souls were won for Christ.  To God be the glory.  At about 11pm that evening I heard a loud bang on my gate.  They were the family members of a three-days-old baby boy who had died.  He was brought back to life and God restored his spirit. The parents invited me to come and name the baby during the naming ceremony.

Since then God has been so faithful in healing the sick instantly; not like in the past when we would pray and pray and pray with little results to show for it. What took many days of prayers (or progressive healings) is instant now.

A woman who is pregnant called me at about 1 AM from her sick bed. Her doctor had diagnosed that there was not enough fluid for the baby to swim in.  I commanded fluid to her system and the stomach pains to cease. It came to pass.  To God be the glory.  Typhoid fever, malaria fever and serious arthritic pains now leave at the command in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. I am now recognized and relevant in my church, in the neighborhood and among the other servants of God.

Prior to this seminar I had received an award from the International Institute of Evangelism as Distinguished Evangelist and Miracle Worker and automatic employment to teach Healings and Deliverance in the institute on May 21, 2011.  But now with an additional approach and experience, a heavenly reward is awaiting me.”